Autumn in Oregon is frikking spectacular. You can’t go wrong with sunny blue skies, cooler breezes and of course the trees turning to bright fiery hues. This time of year I find myself craving salted carmel lattes and a whole new wardrobe. Something about the oncoming winter makes me feel like new coats, boots and sweaters are a necessity. The bankroll doesn’t quite cover the want list but every year I find a way to pick up at least 2 or 3.
This year my fall fashion list seems to comprise of casual basics, which is no surprise given my practicality. It appears I am over dresses and skirts, which definitely wore out their welcome (pun intended) over the summer. //6// As a dressy replacement I’d love to get my hands on a romper that isn’t ill-fitting. //1// I’m loving the understated black leather coat by Madewell – the camouflaged black hardware is perfect for those who wear gobs of jewelry (I’m guilty) for fear of looking too flashy. //9// I’m also digging the Iron Ranger Red Wing boots – made for men but luckily they have youth sizes which fit us gals! //10// I’ll continue to wear my turquoise + silver rings (mine are vintage, but you can find similar here). //11// I adore the drape and color of Almond’s Silk Shibori Cape. I believe I can pick one up locally at Heritage Dry Goods – heard a rumor she just started carrying that line. //8// Cut-out boots are a great option for transitioning from summer into fall – really like the braided straps on these Trenza boots from Moorea Seal. //4// Speaking of shoes, I desperately need some new black flats – really like the d’Orsay style on these little numbers. //2// And currently leopard seems to be the go-to print for kicks, love this Jcrew pair of flats, looks perfect with her whole wall-of-denim ensemble. //7// I wear my Current + Elliott railroad stripe boyfriend jeans nonstop, so it probably couldn’t hurt to invest in another pair, in darker denim. //5// I could use more blousey shirts and I love how this one dips down in the back. 3// Last but not least, a good lightweight scarf is the perfect lazy-girl accessory – easiest way to finish an outfit. Really loving the eyeball trend that’s happening right now, and I just purchased this from Moorea Seal. I’ve already worn it a dozen times – people don’t see the pattern right away and it’s funny when they finally notice, hehe.
I’m curious what everyone else is craving for fall? What wardrobe staples will you be acquiring to get you through the season?
xo – B